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Why this anger?

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Submitted by Rizwan akhtar (Pakistan), Dec 27, 2006 at 06:34

This anger has deep roots. From the Islamic religion's origins in the seventh century and for roughly the next millennium, the career of Muslims was one of consistent worldly success. By whatever standard one judged - power, wealth, health, or education -Muslims stood at the pinnacle of global achievement. This connection between accepting the Islamic message and apparent reward by God endured in so many aspects of life in so many places for such a long time that Muslims readily came to assume that mundane well-being was their due as a sign of God's favor. To be Muslim meant to be on the winning team.

Reply:Yes the anger has deep roots .Islam's socio-ecnomic system directly falls upon the Western style democratic capitalism. Why the writer begings the count down from the 7th century?Unfortunately the Islamic regimes have either for personal or impersonal resaons sided with Imperilaism. Capitialism is an essentially westren discourse. Muslims have imitated it thus paved way for confusions.Quran is a anti-discrimantory text ; more moderate and tolerant than western democracy.Moreover this text [...quran]is anti-oppressionst thus anti-capitailistic.Quran and islam has not failed rather it is the borrowed constructions and interplotions that have wrecked the muslim world.

The "sucess" is the worldly sucess only possible when you employ capitalistic agenda.If Muslim considered that the mundane well-being is their due than it is the case of wrong perception .Christine church has also perpetuated such systems based upon a singular idea that tantamounts to isms..A muslim cannot be a "winning team" unless he abides by the Quran.In the west win is associated with the binary oppositions between the superior/inferior material/spiritual,capitalism/classless economy..

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